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Jacob Burckhardt

Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. Sigfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed how a period should be treated in its entirety, with regard not only for its painting, sculpture and architecture, but for... Read More

BornMay 25, 1818
Basel, Switzerland
DiedAugust 8, 1897 (aged 79)
Basel, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
FieldsHistory of art
Cultural history
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